ISSN : 2319-7323


Open Access


Title : Cloud forensics:Volatile data preservation
Authors : Prasad Purnaye, Varshapriya Jyotinagar
Keywords : cloud forensics, digital investigation, evidence, Random Access Memory (RAM), tenant, volatile data;
Issue Date : March 2015
Abstract : This paper begins with cloud forensics background, describing steps involved in cloud forensics investigation. When it comes to cloud forensics volatile data plays crucial role. Many of Cloud Service Providers (CSP) do not have proper mechanism for preserving volatile memory data. At most they could do is storing the Virtual Machine (VM) instance. But what if the client (tenant) performs some malicious activity and then ends his subscription? In such case all of his data will be lost. So we propose a mechanism to store volatile data in a dedicated common persistent storage which will provide help during Cloud forensic investigation.
Page(s) : 41-43
ISSN : 2319-7323
Source : Vol. 4, No.2